Stormwater pollution is the release of pollutants from rain, snow, and ice into waterways and other bodies of water.
It can come from a variety of sources, such as construction sites, factories, and municipal sewer systems.
Stormwater runoff can contain hazardous materials like PCBs, lead, and mercury that can contaminate drinking water supplies. You can easily contact for low impact development solutions via Pacific Coast Civil.
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How can you prevent stormwater pollution?
There are a number of ways to reduce or prevent stormwater pollution from happening on your construction site:
Use low impact construction techniques like using natural materials or green roofs
Design your site to prevent runoff by installing berms and impermeable surfaces
Implement a stormwater management plan
Stormwater is water that falls from the sky and drains into storm drains and waterways. Pollution caused by stormwater runoff can cause serious environmental damage, including damage to waterways and aquatic ecosystems, as well as public health risks. Stormwater runoff typically contains a high concentration of pollutants, including sediment, chemicals, and oils.
The majority of pollution from construction projects comes from the improper disposal of construction waste. As a result of this pollution, stormwater runoff often contains high concentrations of pollutants such as sediment and chemicals.
To prevent these problems, stormwater regulations are necessary. These regulations require developers to take specific measures to reduce the amount of stormwater that drainage systems release into waterways. Properly disposing of construction waste is one important step in reducing stormwater pollution.